TGIF Everybody and Welcome!
It’s another Rave Reviews Book Club BOOK AND BLOG BLOCK PARTY! (Try saying that fast!)
I’m coming to you from just outside Chicago, IL—close enough to run to it, far enough to run away!
My gifts to you for sharing with me today are
(1) $15.00 Amazon Gift Card
(1) $10.00 ITunes Gift Card
That makes the # of Lucky Winners for this stop: 2
I invited you here today so that I could thank all of you for inspiring and supporting me along my journey back. I say back because this isn’t my first rodeo. I have a drawer full of unpublished stories!
I don’t know why I decided to join RRBC. I imagine I wanted to give something to authors who needed to be heard and supported. I knew, firsthand, how hard the struggle is. In the beginning, I enjoyed being on the outside of the club, retweeting your tweets, and sharing your books. I grew to respect and admire your talents, but I never expected to gain more than personal satisfaction.
Rave Reviews Book Club stated in the rules that I didn’t have to be an author (calling tech here), but, all of a sudden, authors like Robin Chambers started retweeting me and telling people to buy my books. Lord Have Mercy!!! I didn’t have any books!
Next, RRBC made me a Member of the Week because of my outstanding support of you guys. So naturally, I volunteered to join the Bethany Turner Pay It Forward roster and in doing so, I bought and familiarized myself with a lot more of your books.
Then, surprise, surprise! I began admonishing myself in Nonnie Jules’ voice—you know the one she uses when she’s telling us that “Sugarcoating is for Candy…” and I forced myself to write again!
So what follows is an excerpt from my book, The Neon Houses. Going forward, I’ll need an editor, a cover, a trailer, some reviews—all the resources and advice my RRBC literary family is known for. I’m a LUCKY girl!
But first, take a look and tell me what you think! If you like the first excerpt, you can click on the post entitled “The Neon Houses” on the right of the page and go to the second one (I’ll learn how to link eventually) .
Thanks for stopping by. As soon as possible, I’ll post the winners of my prizes! Be kind enough to leave a comment about my excerpt and I will see you on the next stop of the Rave Reviews Book Club BOOK AND BLOG BLOCK PARTY!